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JeepOnTheRock 08-18-2010 12:25 AM

Spray lining a Jeep Floor...good or bad idea
 
All,

I am thinking about replacing the carpet in my 2010 4-Door Sahara and getting the floor spray lined with Line-X bed liner (Local shop in St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada. Similar to Rhino I would assume). I know they do Jeep floors and I have been quoted a price of $700- $800 to do the job depending on what I want done. Just curious if others have done similar mods and if it's worth the money to get it done? Also, would there be any negative affects from getting this done. Just curious to see what's out there before I spend that much money.

Cheers,

TjTheo 08-18-2010 01:06 AM

This is a very popular mod, some of the positives is that you dont have to worry about getting caught in the rain. and it's much easier to clean. Just search this forum for some belined jeeps, im sure you'll find plenty.

cliffhanger486 08-18-2010 01:16 AM

I have herculiner in mine that I did myself, and I love it, but mine is a YJ and the JK is a different animal. I still like the idea however.

WranglerX2009 08-18-2010 06:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cliffhanger486 (Post 729417)
I have herculiner in mine that I did myself, and I love it, but mine is a YJ and the JK is a different animal. I still like the idea however.

Dunno why it's any different. Gonna Herculine mine after I pick up some tires....

Blackbeard1718 08-18-2010 07:35 AM

Many Positives, such as:

1. Not worrying about the Rain! Top Down 24/7/365!
2. Easy Clean-Up with a Hose (Remove Drain Plugs...)!
3. Looks Good!
4. No more Wet Carpet!

Negatives:

1. With the Top Up and the Windows Up, it's a little noisier.
2. You can feel the Heat coming off of the floor more, since the Carpet is no longer there to insulate the Heat from your Feet. Rubber Mats help some.

I was quoted $675 for Line-X, if I wanted to have it done. They would remove all of the Interior (Seats, Carpet, Console, ...), instead of me having to do it. Not bad for the price.

I'm still thinking about doing this, but just haven't decided yet.

Best of Luck!

Cheers!

BB

WranglerX2009 08-18-2010 07:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Blackbeard1718 (Post 729543)
Many Positives, such as:



I was quoted $675 for Line-X, if I wanted to have it done. They would remove all of the Interior (Seats, Carpet, Console, ...), instead of me having to do it. Not bad for the price.

I'm still thinking about doing this, but just haven't decided yet.

Best of Luck!

Cheers!

BB

That is a hell of a deal!
I went to Ziebart here in Clarksville, TN. they want a grand and I have to pull everything, tow it to them, tow it home and put it back together....

TroyD 08-18-2010 08:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by WranglerX2009 (Post 729549)
That is a hell of a deal!
I went to Ziebart here in Clarksville, TN. they want a grand and I have to pull everything, tow it to them, tow it home and put it back together....

same here. what a rip. in getting the quote,,,they were nice enuff to allow me to leave the driver seat so i could drive there. theyd pull it. than id have to reinstall it to drive home after job is complete.

STxWrangler 08-18-2010 08:07 AM

I did the Herculiner with xylene job on my YJ a few years ago. I loved the outcome...

I got to choose a color, (Flame Red), to match the jeep.

I would still recommend floor mats because after some time passed the Herculiner wore off around the foot resting areas.

ParaCAD 08-18-2010 08:10 AM

that is cheap...

clear lake jeepn 08-18-2010 09:44 AM

Planning on doing that myself if and when my carpet starts looking ratty. Looks like a lot of plusses to doing it and not many minuses other than the heat factor. My 85 CJ7 had NO carpet or any kind of lining....and it DID get hot...nice in winter....kind of sucked in the hot A@@ Texas summer. Also, I think I would go with the do it yourself Herculiner vs. the spray in LineX. I'm thinking with the LineX you would have to take the seats out..Herculiner you could leave the seats in????

Cons_Table 08-18-2010 09:49 AM

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Originally Posted by clear lake jeepn (Post 729751)
Planning on doing that myself if and when my carpet starts looking ratty. Looks like a lot of plusses to doing it and not many minuses other than the heat factor. My 85 CJ7 had NO carpet or any kind of lining....and it DID get hot...nice in winter....kind of sucked in the hot A@@ Texas summer. Also, I think I would go with the do it yourself Herculiner vs. the spray in LineX. I'm thinking with the LineX you would have to take the seats out..Herculiner you could leave the seats in????

I think most people take them out so they can completely cover the jeep. When I decide to line my jeep, I will be going with Monstaliner though.

ParaCAD 08-18-2010 09:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cons_Table (Post 729757)
I think most people take them out so they can completely cover the jeep. When I decide to line my jeep, I will be going with Monstaliner though.

I will be stripping anything attached to the floor out.....to get complete coverage...I would think that if the floor is getting a bit to hot..maybe buying some mats would help with that a little

JeepOnTheRock 08-19-2010 05:09 AM

$675 is pretty good. I got quoted $800 Canadian to do the entire Jeep including the back door, wheel wells, etc. But I would have to remove the seats and carpet myself. Might work on them a bit and see if I can get the price brought down if I am going to do all the labor of removing the carpet and seats.

tampamike10r 08-19-2010 01:50 PM

when i built my drift nissan Silvia S14(1997 nissan 240sx) i removed all the carpet and used some spray-liner from advanced auto parts and it worked wonders! only took me a day to do also! I will definately recommend this to anyone wanting to get rid of their carpets! BUT like everyone else said, keep your floormats! I left my floormat holders so my mats wouldnt slide up

JeepOnTheRock 08-21-2010 12:13 AM

Exposed speaker wires with no Carpet....
 
Got another question about spray-lining the tub in my Jeep. My buddy, who has a 2000 Jeep TJ Sport, brought this to my attention and I was curious if it would an issue in my JK. He said that he didn't spray line his Jeep because of the Sub he has in the back, he wasn't sure what the spray lining would do the the speaker wires. As I have a 2010 Sahara, a 7 speaker Infinity stereo, including a sub in the back, came stock. Does anyone know if spray-lining the tub could affect the speaker wires to the sub? Or has any other JK Sahara owner tried this? and what were the results? I think he was more concerned with the wires being exposed than the spray lining "affecting" the wires, once the carpet was removed. Not sure how the wires are ran on the JK and was curious if anyone did.

Cheers,

Heston22 08-24-2010 10:42 PM

Well I was going to do the spray liner but..... After removing the carpets i'n the front and back ( not cargo area) and placing rubber matte down I think it looks better! I waxed the painted surface that is not covered up by the mats and it looks fantastic! I just pull matte and clean up cuts it i'n half! I think I will leave it the mat hint color! And with the noise factor! Try putting rubber plugs i'n when ur not I need of having them out and also the rubber matts cut down the noise as well, it is a jeep people lol.

dwfoulk1s 09-06-2010 09:51 PM

I just Hurculined mine 2 hrs ago. The great thing is you can add extra where there will be a lot of traffic put the normal amount everywhere else and I can look at it and go well now I did a dang good job. I also did my front bumper bc it was starting to rust and the owner before me just sprayed over it. Which is retarded. I've put nearly two coats on everything and still have around a half gallon left. Bought the kit at O'Reilly's for 75 after tax and there is a twenty dollar mail in rebate which effectively paid for the torx bits I bought to take things out. That extra half a gallon is going to be applied as extra coats. So it'll be thick and strong. And cheap. I love they way it looks too. I'd do it again in a heartbeat.

Golden Knight 09-06-2010 10:44 PM

I rhinolined mine! The professional job was the way the way I choose to go in a year old vehicle. Prep is everything with painting and spraying and I'm glad I let the pro handle mine!

Kspike 09-07-2010 09:40 AM

Hi. If you have pics please post...I will be picking up my kit this week and would like to see how some of the other jk's look. I have been running without the carpets for about a month now and love it.

SaharaCon 09-07-2010 10:40 AM

Any special tools needed for the job... Other than torc bits for the seats n seatbelts... I plan on doin the hurculiner, n was cuerious if i needed to buy anything else at the time...??? Thanks

Militaryman4455 09-07-2010 10:46 AM

Just got finished rolling on my buddies cherokee with Herculiner... Worked great! The prep was a bitch but we had to weld a hole in his floor and get up a bunch of rust so the JK should not be as hard... Just make sure you go really slow with that roller or you will sling that sheit everywhere... And I would mark where all you need to cover around the center console... No reason to bed line all up under it if there is no need.

Oh.... And you will need a breaker bar for those seat bolts!

jz68 09-07-2010 11:37 AM

I've had Line-X bed liners on 3 trucks I've owned and it's an awesome product, much better than any of the other available spray or roll-on liners.

My first experience with a spray on bed liner was from a different manufacturer and lets just say that you don't ever want to go through the hassle of removing a spray on bed liner.

I've seen one Wrangler in person that had the inside sprayed and have seen photos of many more and it looks pretty damn slick.

I'll never use anything but Line-X if I decide to spray a Jeep or any other vehicle.

Militaryman4455 09-07-2010 11:44 AM

Herculiner and Mostaliner both hold up just as well as line-x... The key to bed liner is preperation! If you dont correctly prep then it wont work no matter how good the liner is.

I had a buddy who had a bad experience with line-x. He took his wrangler in and paid around $900 to get the interior done. They told him that they would not warranty the work but that it usually last up to 3 yrs so he was ok with it... Just a trail rig anyway. So he went through with it and about a month later the stuff started chippin up. Under the bed liner was perfectly smooth paint. They never even cleaned his floor much less sanded. He took it back to them and the guy said "I told you that we dont warranty it unless its in the bed of a truck." He was simply out the cash that it cost to bedline and now his floors look like sheit!

CapptainObvious 09-07-2010 11:57 AM

How long do the liners usually last? The life of the Jeep?

scottrock 09-07-2010 12:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kspike (Post 761592)
Hi. If you have pics please post...I will be picking up my kit this week and would like to see how some of the other jk's look. I have been running without the carpets for about a month now and love it.

Best mod ever and worth every penny! Lord I hated that stinky carpet!!

http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p...Picture002.jpg

I went with "SprayMax" in grey. Had the installer lay down a few sheets of aluminum heat shield on the tranny tunnel up front and one in the back to keep the mutt cool. They also sprayed all the plastic trim pieces around the seat belts, etc.

LOVE IT :punk:

The Budd 09-07-2010 12:43 PM

Just picked my 09 Sahara 4 door from Line-X. It cost me $1048 Canadian taxes in and they removed and reinstalled everything except the carpets which I had already removed a month or so ago. They did a great job. I had them apply clear coat on top to retain the sheen and make it easier to clean. My only regret is I probably should have paid a couple bucks extra and had it done in a dark charcoal gray like Scottrock did. I ride with my doors off 3 seasons and I don't want to keep worrying about what is happening to my floors under the caprets -- so . . . now no carpets. Don't worry about the wires, they don't spray them.

jz68 09-07-2010 04:40 PM

If Line-X is applied correctly, it will last forever. I had my first truck done in 2000 and the liner is still like the day it was sprayed except for being faded. They offer products to keep the like new shine but personally, I like the faded look better.

I'm sure people have used other products and had good luck with them but in terms of toughness, looks and longevity, nothing comes close to Line-X. Check the specs, don't take my word for it.

As long as you go with a reputable shop that knows what they're doing, you'll have no problems.

chopperbobby 09-07-2010 05:20 PM

Does the herculiner get soft or stickie during the summer heat? Smell?

Anyone use the rustolum spray on bed liner? how does it hold up?

Militaryman4455 09-07-2010 05:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chopperbobby (Post 762212)
Does the herculiner get soft or stickie during the summer heat? Smell?

Anyone use the rustolum spray on bed liner? how does it hold up?

If you go that route, definitely use duplicolor and not rustoleum. I have used both on the outside and dup definitely holds up better.

jz68 09-07-2010 06:24 PM

One thing I'm curious about is the added weight. Anybody happen to know how much heavier a Wrangler would be with the entire interior floor being lined?


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